Text Book List

Recommended Text Book List

Motion Picture Institute does not have a bookstore and recommends that students purchase their textbooks from on-line stores (see suggested bookstore links at the bottom).  The textbooks listed below are recommended by the school for use in the program.

Title Edition Author Paperback Price Ebook
Price
ISBN
ASC Manual Vol I 10th Mike Goi $49.99
 n/a
9781467568319
ASC Manual Vol II 10th Mike Goi $49.99
 n/a
9781467568325
Cinematography: Theory & Practice 3rd Blain Brown $51.04
 $48.49 buy
9781317359265
The Complete Film Production Handbook 4th Eve Honthaner $60.03
 $57.04 buy $23.65 rent
9780240811505
Film Directing Fundamentals 4th Nicholas Proferes $63.30
 $43.41 buy $16.26 rent
9781138052918
Filmmakers and Financing 8th Louise Levison $32.95
 $34.18 buy $ 9.98 rent
9781138947443
The Location Sound Bible 1st Ric Viers $17.47
 $16.24 buy
9781615931200
Lighting Technicians Handbook 4th Harry Box $38.09
 $17.36 rent
9780240810751
Script Supervising and Film Continuity 3rd Pat Miller $37.46
 $44.49 buy $13.72 rent
9780240802947
Writing Short Films: Structure and Content 1st Linda Cowgill $14.46
 $14.99 buy
9781580650632

The estimated prices are for the purchase of physical copies as of Feb-2021.  Kindle and electronic versions pricing is not listed and may only be available for certain publications.

Suggested On-line Book Retailers

Students may obtain copies of textbooks at the suggested on-line book retailers below.  Students are encouraged to seek out alternative book sellers for the best prices.

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
AbeBooks
Alibris